Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a professor in the Departments of French and Philosophy at Columbia University. His areas of research include the history of philosophy, the history of logic and mathematics, Islamic philosophy, and African philosophy and literature. Recent publications include African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude (2011), The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa (2016), and Open to Reason: Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with Western Tradition (2018). Diagne is the Director of the Series “La philosophie en toutes Lettres” at Presence africaine and a member of the editorial board of Critique.
The discussion raises contemporary questions of restitution of cultural property taken during periods of colonial expansion.